Final Fantasy VII Now On Steam

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  1. Gahars
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    Final Fantasy VII is one of the most beloved titles in the long and storied Final Fantasy franchise. It's easy to tell - Square Enix will never stop trying to milk the game for all its worth.

    Just last year, Square Enix released a remastered version of the game on its online store - and nowhere else.

    Until now, that is.

    :arrow: The Escapist

    You hear that? This news is for all you Steam punks.

    Now, there's something of a caveat here. It sounds like you'll have to sign in to Steam servers in order to play, which means you'll be doubling down on a DRM sandwich of meat and inconvenience. Before you say, "Aw hell Je-No-va!" however, remember that you're still getting a remastered copy of the beloved game. It's a trade off, sure, but a minor one.

    So, GBAtemp, what do you think? Is this a done deal, or is your interest in the game deader than [14 YEAR OLD SPOILERS OH GEEZ]?
     


  2. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

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    Still got my PS1 original discs, they don't require an internet connection, so I'm good.
     
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  3. T-hug

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    Already grabbed the remaster last year. It's one of the few games installed on my pc and I have it on my Vita (hasn't aged well at all) so no reason for me to get this.
     
  4. Ryupower

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    It is nice that it is on steam, but I like playing the game anyway on my vita (or PSP).
     
  5. luigiman1928

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    I regret selling my original copy when I was young. So I guess I'll pick this one up later this week or something.

    Also I heard some mods can improve some of the features on the PC version, specifically those overworld models. Mods make a game better, yet again.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Yep, as well as being able replace the horribly emulated soundtrack with the original music. Glad that they finally released it on Steam though.
     
  7. TehSkull

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    Never legally owned this game.

    I wonder if it'll be discounted for the Summer Sale. :unsure:
     
  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Possibly, but $11 is a lot better than what it goes for on Amazon.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    Already own my original PS1 copy and a disk image copy I made so I don't damage my original one. I am good with those, they work just fine for me.
     
  10. DaggerV

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    What kind of DRM does the SE site one have?
     
  11. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    One time online activation, but you can't re-download for free after so many days should something happen to your PC. Steam doesn't have that restriction though, you can re-download as many times as you want. I wish I waited it was released on Steam instead, I really did.
     
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    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

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    Hmm, online activation I'd just go with steam.
     
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    Yeah, kinda regret doing it that way. I have it on my laptop, but not my desktop, so if I wanted it on both, I'd need to buy it once. On the bright side, at least I'd know that I have it on steam and not SE's crappy service.
     
  14. 2ndApex

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    I have no excuse for this but FF7 and FF8 are one of the few Final Fantasy games I've never played so I'll go get this right away.
     
  15. SignZ

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    I will definitely get this game when it's on sale. Was kinda surprised to see it on Steam as I remember SE saying "Steam? Nah" (or something like that).
     
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    And yet they fail to deliver a real HD remake.
     
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    got the original pc game, box and all, so fuck this :P
     
  18. Ron

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    I was just about to start this on ePSXe, but I guess I'll hold off until the summer sale to see if this gets discounted.
     
  19. Ethevion

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    It's on Steam? No thanks. I usually try to avoid Steam, especially when I have the original ^_^
     
  20. DiscostewSM

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    Other than up-rezzing the display, what exactly makes this a remastered version? Also, I lol'ed when watching the "trailer" on Steam, because it's the exact same method used back for the PS1 commercials. Show only movie cutscenes and no actual gameplay.